**Parents, please watch your email / text messages for updates and changes to the Confirmation preparation process due to coronavirus 

Damascus Online Confirmation Retreat is Saturday, March 29, 2020. It begins at 8:30am. To join, you can click this link, or go to and choose "Join a Meeting" to enter the Meeting ID: 265 295 9693 Please download the Zoom App/Program before Saturday.

Here is the schedule:

Session #1: The Abundant Life - 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Session #2: Who Is Jesus - 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Session #3: Created For Love - 2:00 - 3:30 P.M.

Session #4: Receive New Life & Living The "I Do" - 4:30 - 6:45 P.M.

Linked below is a "Digital Journal" for you as a companion to the online experience. It you have access to a printer, feel free to print it off and fill it in throughout each session. If not, you can use it as a template and follow along in your own journal.


Confirmation General Information

Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation in the church through which the baptized person is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthened to go out and serve others. Those being confirmed choose a confirmation name in order to symbolize their identity as disciples of Christ who are ready to go out and live their faith boldly. During the sacrament, the candidate is anointed with the oil of chrism as a sign of their consecration to Christ. Confirmation increases baptismal grace and strengthens the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A confirmation sponsor who is a Catholic in good standing is also selected for the sacrament.

Bishop Thomas has decreed 8th grade as the normative age for Confirmation for all parishes of the Diocese of Toledo. Youth wishing to be Confirmed please contact Colleen Wellington, Director of Youth Evangelization at or 419-433-5725. Adults may also be Confirmed through a separate preparation process. Interested adults please contact Sally Clark, Director of Religious Education at or 419-433-5725.

Receive text reminders via the Remind app: text @f43eg2 to 81010

*Please note the above remind group is for Confirmation only. Please also make sure to join the remind group for junior high youth group (text @36451e to 81010)